Raindrops on Velvet Hosta

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418. Drips or Drops

The start to the Memorial Day weekend was a rainy one. I watched the sky for awhile this morning, the gray clouds massing dark and brooding. Then the clouds thinned ever so slightly and a patch opened, a portal of blue sky.

We planted the perennial garden 3 years ago, and we spent a month digging up grass, adding mulch and compost and more black rich earth, and then choosing perennials according to size and color and blooming time. There was this big plan drawn out on paper, but we’ve lost a plant or two each year, so the plan has gone awry. We started putting in plants we were attracted to, and they were not always the right size or color, or they bloomed all in one area at the same time. But I always pick perennials with foliage I think is lovely, so there are yellow green leaves, deep green shiny leaves, variegated white and green leaves, and dark purple ones in with the usual garden greens. Almost like a mixed salad of foliage.  There were only a couple of flowers in bloom, so I photographed leaves in swirls and curly leaves, all with rainy bits dressing their surfaces.

It was a great way to begin the long weekend!


8 Responses to “Raindrops on Velvet Hosta”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    May 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    What a beautiful macro shot! i am so far behind in my gardening this year – hoping to get caught up this weekend!

  2. 2 jmckiss
    May 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Lovely capture with the raindrops!

  3. May 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Another cool shot. I like the lines across the image.

  4. May 24, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    This is amazing. The leaf almost looks like fabric, and the waterdrops seem like something Dali might paint.

  5. 5 Gandalf
    May 26, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Rain drops on hosta and wiskers on mittens.

    Nice photo. I love the texture.

  6. May 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    A beautiful Macro shot. I’ve been catching up on my viewing and I’m struck by the lovely colors and crisp clarity in your shots – so many wonderful photos!

  7. May 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Wonderful! I love hostas that have that seersucker texture, lots of green for you finally!

  8. June 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Hostas are so wonderfully diverse and do give lots of texture and shape to the garden. Another wonderful shot, Bo.

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